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  • Blog Post: Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 2: Application Launch

    This is a great little series that the team of in America are putting together. Sean D J.C Hornbeck has put some hard work to create this series! Hats of again to the man :) In part 1 we took a look at what happens when a SoftGrid client does a DC Refresh. During DC Refresh we identified the applications...
  • Blog Post: Important Additional step when Sequencing the .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows XP Clients

    Here’s a great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Steve Thomas. This one talks about an important additional step you need to take when virtualizing (sequencing) .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 4.1.0.56 client to 4.1.1.306 (Service Pack 1)

    So here I am trying to figure out how to help out my charity ( a school in south east london ) upgrade there SoftGrid Environment up from v4.1.0.56 to Service Pack 1 . We have SMS 2003 to leverage which is a powerful tool for standard Electronic Software Distribution (ESD). I needed to upgrade around...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability

    So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid. In addition to stability...
  • Blog Post: I'm a PC and I am 4.5 - Kylie

    Meet Kylie, the new I'm a Pc ad.   Kylie demo’s how easy it to use Windows Live Gallery.  So ok son (5) what can you do? Other than use the CBeebies Web site.  I must say I think its really affective. Click the pick to watch it.
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Patrick Jaspers (one of our softgrid consulting knights!) told me about a new login consultants tool . I need to have a play around with the tool and let you all know how this works!! Synopsis of the tool! Login Consultants have released the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit. This is a very useful tool when...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Hunters – Meet Giampaolo with $1500 to spend

    Part 2 Giampaolo has $1500 to spend. What device would you chose?
  • Blog Post: New SoftGrid Virtual Labs!

    There are a couple of new virtual labs up for you guys to try and play with!!! Please go wild on these labs.... There are here for you to play with and mess with to learn! I strongly advise you to start on these. The Old Labs which I bloged about are no longer there... ahhhhhhh However these are more...
  • Blog Post: Integrate SMS 2003 with SoftGrid Step-By-Step

    http://www.microsoft.com/hk/community/article/article_070606.aspx This has been nabbed from the above article. Its a bit ruff and ready but it certainly will get you there. Use this as a guide to setup a test environment and configure SoftGrid 4.x and SMS 2003 Connector. SMS 2003 with SoftGrid for MCS...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from August 2007

    The Year is just flying by and I am sure that I will start walking down the street and see Christmas lights up soon :) Still to keep you in the light I wanted to get the Softgrid KBs for August up! Hope that these are helpful. SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2007...
  • Blog Post: How do customers get access to download SoftGrid 4.2 online?

    This is an update to an older blog around downloading the MDOP . The MDOP now contains the 4.2 release . You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select Product Downloads on the left pane 4. Select...
  • Blog Post: Process Explorer v11

    Good old Jeroen emailed this out to the team earlier today and this can be very useful to use when troubleshooting applications. ProcessExplorer v11.0 : We’re excited to announce the release of Process Explorer v11, which introduces major startup and UI performance improvements, new columns and process...
  • Blog Post: Sequencing With Tim

    Tim Mangan who is a busy chappy on SoftGridGuru has released a number of training videos to demonstrate just how easy it is to do various tasks with SoftGrid. Its a similar concept to the videos that Brian produced a little while back. Tim has publish some great videos here http://www.tmurgent.com/VideoGarden...
  • Blog Post: Learning Microsoft SoftGrid Blogcast Series

    So I saw this little set of nuggets that Brian Tucker has been really good to sit down and come up with for deploying SoftGrid 4.1.1.302 from Scratch. Its a really nice quick introduction for the die hard SMS man! So hats of to Brian for starting to become a good convert to the cause! Brian has only...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Hunters $1500 Lisa and Jackson

    Jason is 11 years old and Lisa is not! Got to love these ad’s again I'm a PC too.
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization!

    As I got home tonight I Saw this great new whitepaper. Architect for Success! New Guidance to Plan and Design Infrastructure for Application and Server Virtualization. Download them Today! This is a really exciting release for the Solution Accelerators Team. The concept of the Infrastructure Planning...
  • Blog Post: IDC Value of MDOP Whitepaper

    If your doing a business case or other justification for your requirements to adopt the MDOP (which includes SoftGrid) then this IDC white paper may very well be able to assist you. This IDC white paper examines key pain points and challenges associated with managing the desktop in the enterprise or...
  • Blog Post: Icon's

    So a few weeks back I was asked this question...... "We have users that have SoftGrid icon caches growing rather than being cleared out. "%APPDATA%\Softgrid Client\Icon Cache". Not sure why, but unchecked, we'll have thousands of ICO files for each user soon." Its an interesting question and had...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from July 2007

    Hi Gang, New KB article for July 2007 are released. The SoftGrid product has 4 new additions. All 4 in my opinion are worthy of a read. There are 2 KBs that focus on Office 2007, with best practice and support policies! Some great documentation around the new SoftGrid releases and one KB which I highly...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Community Page on TechCenter

    Sean D pinged a mail out to us all with a great new addition to the TechCenter. There are now community based forums which should assist you gain knowledge on the product. ------------ I am very excited to announce the creation of 3 new SoftGrid Forums on the recently released SoftGrid TechCenter on...
  • Blog Post: A Day in a geek’s life – Server Quest - II

    Remember the days of Space Quest? I do, many hours! This is a great find, Server Quest II .  I selected the IT Commando, what role will you select? great fun and funny too.  IT Pro’s this is for you?
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows – Video 2

    Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out.  I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night - Talking About Windows viral video #2
  • Blog Post: Inside the Sequencer - Part 2

    So we follow on from Sean's next new series! He is starting to enjoying this blogging stuff and its good to see! To see part one hit the below! Inside the Sequencer - Part 1 --------------------------------------------------------- Sequencing Sequencing is a 34 step process or thereabouts. I usually...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2007 Sequencing Guide Released!!!

    Extra Extra Hot of the Press..... Wanted to ping this out so that you can all get onto this and start playing! This is the guide to Microsoft Office 2007 being sequenced (use the 4.1 SP1 or 4.2 sequencer) with SoftGrid and released to the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 Clients .... Enjoy..... Prescriptive...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Grid: Part 3

    So I wanted to close of this series that Sean D has been progressing . I have been flat out in the UK and have not spent the time giving back to the community as normal! So this is part 3 or the 3 part series!! The first two series can be found below; Inside the Grid: Part 1 Inside the Grid: Part 2 Enjoy...